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AUTOMATE DATA PROCESSING FROM DRONE FLIGHTS

Speed up response time and decision making with immediate access to in-flight video feed, thermal video feed and laser rangefinder measurements, all time stamped and geotagged.

IMPROVE SAFETY CONDITIONS FOR EQUIPMENT INSPECTION AND REPAIR CREWS

Get a hawk-eye, precision view of equipment and lines from the safety of the ground. Our drones capture both HD and radiometric thermal video, enabling inspection and repair crews to inspect assets, identify problems and act accordingly, all in a single service call or scheduled maintenance assignment. Using drones for inspection reduces the use of bucket trucks (time consuming and often hazardous) and helicopter inspection (expensive and time consuming), while providing high-integrity intelligence, improving safety and time management, and reducing costs.

GATHER COMPLETE AND OBJECTIVE DATA SETS FOR FASTER, BETTER DECISION MAKING

If a picture is worth a thousand words, visualized sensor data might well be worth a million. A thermal image provides exponentially more useful data than an image alone, so the addition of displaying coordinated video and thermal video feeds with precise object range and RF signals without the need for lengthy post-processing time provides a vital competitive edge to any operation.

EXPAND SENSOR NETWORKS THROUGH REMOTE SENSORS AND NERC-CIP-COMPLIANT ENCRYPTION

Critical infrastructure measurement and control systems in North America must comply with stringent North American Electric Reliability Corporation critical infrastructure protection (NERC-CIP) encryption protocols, a set of requirements for asset security in bulk electric system operations, in order to limit their vulnerability to cyber attack and physical tampering. The Directed Sensing platform was built with these requirements specifically in mind, so offers maximum security when integrating remote sensor measurements into management and intelligence systems. Our platform complements traditional control systems, but does not affect control mechanisms, so does not increase operational vulnerability.

SECURELY INTEGRATE REMOTE SENSOR DATA INTO MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

Using encryption protocols that exceed NERC-CIP requirements, the Directed Sensing platform maintains system security throughout every step of the process, from connecting remote devices to a network to transmitting data and making it available either for an existing data warehouse or through our customizable user interface.

OPTIMIZE MOBILE REPAIR CREW COMPOSITION

After a storm or catastrophic event, minutes and seconds matter. Arm the control center with information regarding what type of crew and equipment the problem requires by sending a drone equipped with cutting-edge sensor and video technology to evaluate

  • Physical and environmental conditions of equipment and landscape
  • Overheating or non-functioning equipment
  • Coronal energy discharge (discern exactly where energy loss is occurring)
  • Proximity (if tree limbs or debris threaten lines or equipment)

ENHANCE MOBILE REPAIR CREW DIAGNOSTIC CAPABILITIES

Repair crews in the field become more quick and efficient with more information. Once they localize the area of a problem, they can roll out to the closest substation and deploy a drone to check the lines and equipment to provide more precise and complete information on what repairs they need to make.

GATHER DATA THAT ENABLES HEALTH-BASED INSTEAD OF SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE

Deteriorating equipment displays specific warning signs like increased vibration rate, temperature, off-gassing, coronal energy, and electromagnetic fields. The Directed Sensing sensors will alert you when these warning signs begin, enabling you to perform maintenance before compromises to efficiency or uptime occur.

EQUIP EMERGENCY (POST-STORM) RESPONSE CREWS FOR SPECIFIC CONDITIONS

Empower emergency crews to locate and precisely diagnose issues on-the-go with mobile sensors: drones or other mobile devices equipped with cutting-edge sensor and video technology to locate and quantify issues.

ENHANCE PHYSICAL SECURITY MEASURES

Take control of your operational security like never before by visualizing sensor data. Display thermal signatures, infrared and a variety of gases and chemicals, and detect motion, cellular signals (identifies carrier) and unique drone IDs.

MAINTAIN SITUATIONAL AWARENESS OF CURRENT ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS AND POTENTIAL HAZARDS

Some environmental conditions pose significant threats to personnel and property, and require monitoring of things like air quality, ambient gas levels, corrosion and radiation. The Directed Sensing platform maintains constant awareness of these conditions, and sends alerts when conditions reach the point of posing a threat to personnel and property.